I would have posted this on Quora but I wanted the writers perspective. I had read a post on 'Medium' which I'll share it with you all: Consider yourself solely hooked onto some big, massive project, preferably a Novel/Book. This will mean that the timelines for creating the first draft are huge too. You have started with an idea and written a couple of chapters/pages. It will make you feel so great and enticing, that you've had it all figured, till the very last chapter. Then suddenly, you take a break from your writing and when you come back, you realize what you've written was a piece of garbage. It is because you have lost that rhythm and your vigorous regressions of your own writing creates an element of doubt which hinders your confidence. Obviously, when you had started your thing, the dophamine levels were at their peak, now the entire well's dry.